Tuesday, 19 December 2017
raider Senor Gaudi can complete a winning week for Master Of Design in
the $100,000 Magic Millions 3yo & 4yo Stakes (1200m) at Wyong this
His trainer Lloyd Kennewell will head to NSW fresh from
a trip to Perth where he won the G1 Winterbottom Stakes with stable
Kennewell sent Senor Gaudi across the border to
Ballarat last month for a brave third in the $100,000 Magic Millions
Classic (1100m). It was his first time on a heavy track and he was far
from disgraced when beaten less then a length by Debonairly and Divine
Senor Gaudi’s dam Tis Isat (Lujain) is a half-sister to 2012 Adelaide Cup winner Rialya.
kicked off an interstate treble for Master Of Design with Swiss Design
at Morphettville on Friday and the Greta West Stud stallion followed up
with Creativity (Caulfield) on Saturday and Storm Master (Hawkesbury) on
Swiss Design is heading for higher grades following a
first-up victory in the Medallion Homes Hcp (1050m). “He was a step
slow out of the machine and settled further back than I wanted,”
apprentice Justin Huxtable said. “But he grabbed the bridle and went
for a tight run in the straight. It was touch and go before he pushed
through the gap and then really hit the line.”
off the calendar year with narrow victory at Caulfield but not before
surviving a protest in the Le Pine Funerals Hcp (1100m). The consistent
mare has won three races and hasn’t been out of a place in 2017.
her career with a stakes-placing at Flemington last year, Creativity
has ample residual value for owners Barrie and Midge Griffiths who
bought her for $160,0000 at the 2015 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.
Master scored an on-pace victory local trainer Mitch Kearney on
Sunday. He transferred to Hawkesbury after winning a Werribee maiden
for Andrew Noblet in May.
“He’s so honest and tries his guts out every time,” Kearney said. “We were confident after the way he worked here on Tuesday.”
Master is the final foal from South African Group 1 winner Gathering
Storm who was owned by Rodney Rae of the Thoroughbred Racing Bureau.
also bred Master Of Design’s NZ stakes-performer Creative Genius. He
was runner-up in the Twilight Cup at Ellerslie on Wednesday and is being
set for the Dunstan Feeds Championship Final back at Ellerslie on
Master Of Design (Redoute’s Choice) is just
completing his first season at Greta West Stud. Owner Laurie McCarthy
reports resident mare Mignard (Strategic), the dam of Group 1 star Le
Romain, has been tested in foal to Darley shuttler Frosted (USA).